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Surah Baqarah Ayat 117 in Arabic Text

بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ۖ وَإِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمْرًۭا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ
Badeee’us samaawaati wal ardi wa izaa qadaaa amran fa innamaa yaqoolu lahoo kun fayakoon

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 117

Sahih International
Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.

Yusuf Ali
“To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He decreeth a matter, He saith to it: “Be,” and it is.

Abul Ala Maududi
He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth: when He decrees a thing, He merely says, “Be,” and there it is.

Muhsin Khan
The Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it: “Be!” – and it is.

Pickthall
The Originator of the heavens and the earth! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.

Dr. Ghali
The Ever-Innovating of the heavens and the earth; and when He has decreed a Command, then surely it is only (that) He says to it, “Be!” so it is.

Abdel Haleem
He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth, and when He decrees something, He says only, ‘Be,’ and it is.

Quran 2 Verse 117 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Baqarah ayat 117, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(2:117) He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth; whenever He decrees a matter He (merely) says: “Be”, and it is.


There is no commentary by Abul Maududi available for this verse.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Baqarah verse 117 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Baqarah ayat 116 which provides the complete commentary from verse 116 through 117.

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